I read and enjoyed Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti's book, House, but was unsure of what to think of a film version. Generally, books like House require a bigger budget than this film was given to produce believable special effects and find good acting.
I went to see it anyway, however. And for the most part, my suspicions were confirmed. It was clear the film suffered from a low budget. The acting was poor and jerking around the camera a bunch is not quite the same as believable special effects. I also thought there were some flaws in the narration...even though I had read the book I was confused a few times as to what was happening.
Having said that, I was profoundly touched by one very effective scene. SPOILER ALERT As Jack is coming to terms with his biggest secret, we see him typing away and ignoring his daughter when she asks him to come out with her so she can skate on the pond. She goes with her mother and as her mother chats on the phone with a friend. Their daughter falls through the ice. As this scene unfolds, Jack is still typing away, ever more furiously, and pages upon pages are coming out of the printer. The music swells in sorrow (of course). The whole scene just ached with regret and loss and was very well done in my opinion. END OF SPOILER
So, if you enjoyed the book, you might still want to check out the movie on DVD. (It's already left our movie theater.) Did anyone else see it or read the book?